LEBRON JAMES MOCKS DWYANE WADE’S POST-GAME SPECTACLE STYLE
The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder have been squaring off in the NBA Finals and fans have been treated both on and off the court. Following each game, the competition on the hardwood transitions to a competitive display of geek-chic styles during post-game press conferences. When players from these two fashion-forward teams hit the podium, the buzz has been as much about their sense of style as the game itself. From bespoke suits to patterned shirts, ensembles have been louder than the game crowds. But it’s the flashy frames that have become the universal accessory and the biggest talking point in NBA Finals fashion.
Stylist Rachel Johnson, who works with NBA players include LeBron James and Amar’e Stoudemire, opened up on this trend. Here what she had to say to Business Week:
Unnecessary glasses have become a popular look for NBA athletes. Do you approve?
I completely support it when it’s done in moderation.
When’s the right time for non-prescription glasses?
When you’re in a business meeting or any situation in which a gentleman needs to present himself in a very serious light. It’s a great way to change the way people perceive you.
There’s been banter among the athletes regarding who first sported the thick-rimmed specs but now fans would be hard-pressed to find a player without them. The colorful, lensless eyeglass frame phenomenon has players attempting to one-up each other by bringing out bolder, bigger and funkier styles with each game. With all the eyewear we’ve seen thus far (and here’s a gallery of some post-game glasses) Dwyane Wade’s specs following Game 4 of the NBA Finals are receiving some extra attention. They’ve been likened to those worn by Dwayne Wayne, a character from the late 80’s/early 90’s sitcom “A Different World,” who was known for sporting similar flip-up sunglasses. Check it out:
LeBron James was less than impresed with his teammates’ spectacle style. “This whole glasses thing is getting out of control right now,” James said. “In two years Dwayne Wayne became Dwyane Wade.” Click on the photo below for video footage: